Nearshoring is leading many to enhance infrastructure to cater to Mexico’s expected growth. For example, the Laredo City Council has approved a double extension of lanes of the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, which connects Nuevo Leon with Texas. Furthermore, ASIPONA Lazaro Cardenas also has started to plan an expansion to address the growing logistics demand.
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The Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) started a feasibility study for a potential passenger train connecting Mexico City and Queretaro. The study, set to be completed in the first half of 2024, aims to assess the economic viability of the project, exploring aspects such as infrastructure, rolling stock, connectivity and stations. The project is set to repurpose cargo railroads for passenger transportation.
Mexico has an urgent need to enhance logistics infrastructure, especially with the US, says PRODENSA. Mexico is experiencing a surge in production and exports due to nearshoring, which might strain its infrastructure capacity.
To prepare the cross-border links for nearshoring, the Laredo City Council has approved the expansion of the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, which connects Texas and Nuevo Leon. The proposal, which suggests expanding the bridge from eight to 16 lanes, was promoted by Samuel García, Governor of Nuevo Leon.
ASIPONA Lazaro Cardenas introduced an expansion plan to address the escalating demand brought about by nearshoring. The plan includes development activities at three unused areas encompassing 72.5 hectares. The port is a key logistics hub for several industries, especially the automotive sector, as it moves an average of 16,500 units, of which 72% are imports.
The Ministry of Infrastructure (SICT) published new regulations that aim to ensure that future projects align with national development objectives. These provisions, effective from Aug. 30, emphasize aspects such as safety, accessibility, environment sustainability and economic growth. Investment projects not contemplated in the Prospective Plan may only be developed or implemented for works considered a priority for SICT, the Federal Government or those required due to a justified emergency.